K. Muchewicz, M. Piotrowski, H. Kruszyński
Dec 24, 2012
2012 Military Communications and Information Systems Conference (MCC)
In brief, Combat Identification (CID) is the capability to differentiate entities in a combatant's area. Effective CID is a crucial factor for minimizing casualties and improving performance of military forces. A lot of solutions have been already created and applied on various military scenarios. Two of them are NFFI and Link 16. Although they prove to be useful on ground and air respectively, it has been identified that one cannot use information from both systems on air to ground arena. From this scenario the idea of CID Server has grown. First implementations have been created. Also NATO recognized the need for standardization and has started development of corresponding STANAG document. This article organizes knowledge about CID Server and presents CID JASMINE, which is a realization of CID Server concept. The main idea of CID JASMINE is to provide effective solution that will satisfy all requirements for CID Server both in national and multinational environment. To make it possible, the topic of CID has been deeply analyzed. Also existing CID solutions and capabilities have been studied. After that, advanced programming techniques and patterns have been applied to achieve goal. The final CID JASMINE will be a leading product in its category. Its first beta version will be tested during CWIX exercise and first official release is planned at the end of 2012.